Beginning this Sunday, Bloomington Transit will launch an expanded Sunday bus service. The service will be free for everyone until April 31, according to a press release. Buses are always free for IU students who show their student ID, but standard fare is $1.
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Buses will now run hourly on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to service Routes 2 West, 2 South, 3 East, 3 West and 7 South. These routes previously did not provide service on Sundays.
The expansion was made possible due to funds from the local income tax increase, which the Bloomington City Council approved last spring. The LIT funds were also used to purchase eight battery-electric vehicles for BT, which the city hopes will help BT make 60% of its vehicles electric by 2030.
BT’s other plans for the tax revenue include providing service at a minimum frequency of every thirty minutes, expanding eligibility for fare discounts and implementing a high-frequency east-west line known as the Green Line.